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Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Messier, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Russian reusable boosters, the Orel crewed spaceship.
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John Batchelor and I welcomed back Doug Messier of Parabolic Arc to discuss the recently disclosed problems with Virgin Galactic. Doug talked about both SpaceShipTwo problems and problems noted with the Eve mothership. He talked about excessive vehicle wear and tear, electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues with Eve, management changes, the delays in the test flight program and stock and earnings concerns. This was close to a ten minute one segment Hotel Mars program.
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